12AGH

Level 2 Agricultural & Horticultural Science

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Mr J. Gee

This course continues on from horticultural skills developed at level one, the agribusiness sector in NZ and the science that supports it. Major topics include: Soil science – Adding organic matter and the importance of humus, soil management practices; Plant Husbandry – plant cultivation and propagation, protection and training, maintenance of plant health; Environmental impact of dairy farming in the Waikato – the effect on soil, water, air and living organisms; Agribusiness – alternatives to meat consumption and future proofing the sector; Amenity horticulture – landscape plans and design, use of bedding plants, ornamental vegetables and herbs to create potager gardens.


Pathway

Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

$60. Includes $30 towards seed cost in which all produce grown by students is theirs to take home. Also $30 towards a field trip to an organic dairy farm in Waitetuna (RD1 Raglan)

Credit Information

Total Credits Available: 26 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 26 credits.

Assessment
Description
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits
UE Literacy Credits
Numeracy Credits
A.S. 91866 v1
NZQA Info
Agribusiness 2.8 - Conduct an inquiry into the use of organisms to meet future needs
Level: 2
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91298 v2
NZQA Info
Agricultural and Horticultural Science 2.10 - Report on the environmental impact of the production of a locally produced primary product
Level: 2
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91296 v2
NZQA Info
Agricultural and Horticultural Science 2.8 - Produce a landscape plan
Level: 2
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91289 v2
NZQA Info
Agricultural and Horticultural Science 2.1 - Carry out an extended practical agricultural or horticultural investigation
Level: 2
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: Y
U.S. 21027 v4
NZQA Info
Plant and maintain displays of bedding plants or bulbs or herbaceous perennials under close supervision
Level: 2
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 10
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
Credit Summary
Total Credits: 26
Total Level 1 Literacy Credits: 16
Total University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
TotalNumeracy Credits: 4